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Sherlock Holmes - The Monster of the Mere

Sherlock Holmes - The Monster of the Mere

Current price: $15.95
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Titan Books
Balin Books
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When Watson's holiday in the Lake District takes a sinister twist, he and Holmes must uncover the truth hidden by superstitious locals, folklore and rumours of prehistorical monsters far away from the familiar streets of London...

A serene walking holiday in the Lake District becomes a far more sinister excursion for Dr Watson when disappearances and murders start occurring in the small town of Wermeholt. 

Local legends, rumours of large slithering reptiles and spooked palaeontologists have the denizens paranoid and terrified, so it is up to Watson and his inbound companion Sherlock Holmes to uncover the truth and discover what is really lurking in the lake…

About the Author

Philip Purser-Hallard is the author of the trilogy of urban fantasy thrillers beginning with The Pendragon Protocol, and the editor of a series of anthologies about the City of the Saved. As well as writing various other books and short stories, Phil edits The Black Archive, a series of monographs about individual Doctor Who stories published by Obverse Books.

Praise for Sherlock Holmes - The Monster of the Mere

"Superb...Purser-Hallard captures Conan Doyle’s style and characters perfectly, forging a plot with all the pace and atmosphere of a classic horror film. Sherlockians looking for authenticity in their pastiche will hope this author delivers many more. " 
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Displays the author’s remarkable facility at conjuring the spirit of Conan Doyle’s originals. Sherlockians and Wildeans alike will embrace Purser-Hallard." 
Publishers Weekly starred review

Praise for the author:

"A very good locked-room puzzle" Morning Star

"One of the cleverest locked room mysteries ever tackled by Sherlock Holmes... John Dickson Carr and Anthony Boucher fans will be gratified at the logical explanation the master rationalist devises. This ranks among the top novel-length Sherlock Holmes pastiches." Publishers Weekly

“The best kept secret in British genre writing”
the British Fantasy Society

“[Purser-Hallard’s] writing is crisp and clever… the cast of characters appealing, interesting and consistent”
the British Fantasy Society on The Pendragon Protocol